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    Question X server configuration question

    some time ago i tried to install the legacy catalyst driver for my amd card,however at that time the legacy version of catalyst didn't support suse 12.3 and refused to install,leaving only a log file saying my distribution wasn't supported, now i'm on 13.1 using the open source driver, but when i check /var/log/Xorg.0.log i see it tries to load the catalyst (fglrx) driver first:

    [ 37.893] (==) Matched fglrx as autoconfigured driver 0
    [ 37.893] (==) Matched ati as autoconfigured driver 1
    [ 37.893] (==) Matched fglrx as autoconfigured driver 2
    [ 37.893] (==) Matched ati as autoconfigured driver 3
    [ 37.893] (==) Matched modesetting as autoconfigured driver 4
    [ 37.893] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 5
    [ 37.893] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 6
    [ 37.893] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
    [ 37.893] (II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
    [ 37.894] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module fglrx
    [ 37.894] (II) UnloadModule: "fglrx"
    [ 37.894] (II) Unloading fglrx
    [ 37.894] (EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (module does not exist, 0)
    [ 37.894] (II) LoadModule: "ati"

    i tried to search the config files in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ to change the loading sequence with no luck, i don't have a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
    i'm wondering why it tries to load fglrx if it didn't even install.
    i want to find out how to change the order of the loaded drivers,maybe catalyst changed the config even before being installed... if so are there other things i need to fix from the attempted installation?
    any help appreciated

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    i don't want to run fglrx anymore, just trying to fix X config to load the proper driver by default
    from the links you provided and some reading i figured i might need to edit 50-device.conf


    # Identifier "Default Device"
    #
    # #Driver "radeon"

    so will uncommenting these two lines do the trick? is "default device" a good identifier?

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    Default AW: X server configuration question

    Quote Originally Posted by ambusher View Post
    some time ago i tried to install the legacy catalyst driver for my amd card,however at that time the legacy version of catalyst didn't support suse 12.3 and refused to install,leaving only a log file saying my distribution wasn't supported, now i'm on 13.1 using the open source driver, but when i check /var/log/Xorg.0.log i see it tries to load the catalyst (fglrx) driver first:

    [ 37.893] (==) Matched fglrx as autoconfigured driver 0
    [ 37.893] (==) Matched ati as autoconfigured driver 1
    [ 37.893] (==) Matched fglrx as autoconfigured driver 2
    [ 37.893] (==) Matched ati as autoconfigured driver 3
    [ 37.893] (==) Matched modesetting as autoconfigured driver 4
    [ 37.893] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 5
    [ 37.893] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 6
    [ 37.893] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
    [ 37.893] (II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
    [ 37.894] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module fglrx
    [ 37.894] (II) UnloadModule: "fglrx"
    [ 37.894] (II) Unloading fglrx
    [ 37.894] (EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (module does not exist, 0)
    [ 37.894] (II) LoadModule: "ati"

    i tried to search the config files in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ to change the loading sequence with no luck, i don't have a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
    i'm wondering why it tries to load fglrx if it didn't even install.
    i want to find out how to change the order of the loaded drivers,maybe catalyst changed the config even before being installed... if so are there other things i need to fix from the attempted installation?
    any help appreciated
    You are _not_ using fglrx since it is not installed.
    You don't have to change anything, that's just X's auto-configuration. It tries to load a few drivers for your graphics card and then use the best one.
    That's normal.

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